Evening dress

Design House Gianni Versace Italian
Designer Gianni Versace Italian

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Amid the flurry of 1990s fashion stimulated by new supple and externalized corsetry, Versace boldly extended the line of the corset into a gown. In so doing, he did not resort to the exaggerations of a supported bust or narrowed waist of other practitioners of the 1990s corset. Instead, he allowed the line to be sinuously modern. Steadfast in his commitment to the sensuous, body-revealing dress, Versace did not employ the caricatural body of many who explored body shaping.

Evening dress, Gianni Versace (Italian, founded 1978), silk, metal, Italian

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